Yorke Peninsula

An epic coastline

Just over an hour's drive from Adelaide, the Yorke Peninsula has a wealth of experiences waiting for you.

With its distinctive “boot” shape, the Yorke Peninsula boasts more than 700 kilometres (435 miles) of coastline. It's easy to find the perfect beach to get away from the rat race. You might even find a well kept secret fishing spot.

Dolphin Beach, Yorke Peninsula, South Australia

With the waters of Gulf St Vincent on the east and Spencer Gulf on the west, fresh seafood is everywhere you turn! Dine on blue swimmer crabs, crayfish or scallops plucked fresh from the sea. Try your luck at catching your own fish from a jetty.   

Indigenous history

From the Hummock Ranges in the east, across to Port Broughton in the north, Yorke Peninsula is the traditional home of the Adjahdura people. You can still find artefacts in various townships, including Tiddy Widdy Beach, Moonta Bay, Point Pearce and Point Yorke. Take an Aboriginal cultural tour if you would like to know more about the area's indigenous inhabitants.

Yorke Peninsula is full of surprises. Captain "Harry" Butler's Red Devil Bristol monoplane rests in a display hangar in Minlaton. It is believed to be the only one of its kind left in the world.

Camping in the wilderness

The region's national parks give you a chance to take in the picture postcard beauty of the region. There are native plants and animals in abundance. There are campsites dotted around the region, as well as in the national parks. Some campsites have showers and toilets. Others have limited amenities and are more suited to nature lovers, who want to spend some time in the thick of it.

You can spend your nights in a self-service unit, caravan park or out camping. You might decide to relax in a decadent manor. You'll find something for every budget and holiday plan.

To find out more, there are two accredited Visitor Information Centres on the Yorke Peninsula. These centres are open seven days a week and will provide you with any information you might need for your travels. They sell goodies to take home too!

Yorke Peninsula Regional Visitor Guide

Learn more about Yorke Peninsula's delicious seafood, Home Grown Trail, events, surf and sand. See why it's one of South Australia’s most popular holiday spots and plan your next holiday with the Yorke Peninsula Visitor Guide.

Yorke Peninsula map, South Australia

Download a Yorke Peninsula map to help find your way around the history in the north (Wallaroo, Kadina, Moonta), nature in the south (Innes National Park) and spectacular coastline all the way around.

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